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One of our regulars, an optometrist who I've known for several years (he's got a son my age I went to school with), has been stopping by the restaurant on a regular basis to pick up to-go food. At least twice a week. One night, we were busy, and he came by to pick up an order. I brought it out to him, we were chit-chatting, and he said to me (so quietly I thought I'd misheard him) -- if you know anyone who's looking for full time work, let me know, I've got a job open in my office.

He gave me his email address, I emailed him. Turns out he's looking for an office manager for his Wilkesboro practice. I did a couple of observation days down there, and while it's a little disorganized (due to the current office manager having to run two branches), it seems like something I could do. Some clerical work, but it's mostly going to be billing insurances, checking in and initially interacting with patients, helping patients get fitted for glasses, etc.

Also, the pay is ridiculous. To the point where when he told me what it was, I felt like this:

 

To give you a ballpark figure, it's more than 2x my current take home pay. Plus full benefits! So I thought about it, and I'm taking the job. It's definitely not what I want to do forever, but it's a step in the right direction and I think the experience will be good for me. Plus if I absolutely hate it after six months, I can always quit. I'm a pro at quitting now (having put in my notice for two jobs in the span of three days. It would have been three for three if the ski resort had called me back!) That said, both of my bosses were very gracious when I told them I was leaving. That was nice, too.

Now all I have to do is finish my short story and October will be a very productive month!

Date: October 6th, 2013 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] droxy.livejournal.com
Congrats!

Date: October 6th, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Yay! Sounds like a positive step for you. :D

Date: October 6th, 2013 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sbrande.livejournal.com
Excellent baby!Good luck with it all.

Loves you, Sonia :)

Date: October 7th, 2013 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padawansguide.livejournal.com
This is awesome!! I bet you'll be great at it and for 2x your current pay plus benefits? Awesome! Congrats!

Date: October 7th, 2013 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dozmuffinxc.livejournal.com
Good for you! I'm so happy for you :) Not that your jobs at the restaurants weren't good, but you sounded excited when we spoke about this new opportunity. I'm glad you were able to make a decision and go for it. Best of luck on your first few days! Keep us posted! (Seriously. I want all the "deets.")

Date: October 7th, 2013 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laughingmagpie.livejournal.com
This sounds fantastic! Congratulations!

Date: October 7th, 2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/my_belle_/
Congratulations!!!! That's really, really awesome! :)
PARTY TIME!!!

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